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Port Master Plan for Cowes

Port Master Plan for Cowes 22/02/2017
A ‘Port Master Plan’ for Cowes, that aims to address harbour and marine stakeholder development issues, is being proposed by Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) and major stakeholders following extensive consultation. Cowes Harbour is renowned as the maritime gateway to the Isle of Wight and is a major contributor to the economy of the whole Island.A key objective in CHC’s Strategic Plan for 2016-21 is the development of a stakeholder driven ‘Port Master Plan’. This is in direct response to feedback from stakeholders on the need for a strategic harbour and marine services development plan, based on the current read more...

Publication of ABPmer report for Cowes Harbour

Cowes Harbour Commissioners at their Board meeting on Wednesday, 29th July reviewed and approved the sedimentation report from hydrodynamic consultants ABPmer. The report was commissioned by CHC as part read more...

Cowes Breakwater Project review ABPmer report

Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) regrets that the ABPmer Report prepared for the Cowes Breakwater Project review is not yet authorised for publication. The CHC will advise as soon as it is made available. read more...

CHC Berthing Master's 50 mile run for RNLI

Taking on one of Europe’s most difficult 50 mile running and walking trail courses is not everyone’s idea of marking their 50th year. CHC Berthing Master and Cowes RNLI Deputy Launching read more...

CHC reports on Cowes Breakwater Project review

In the Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) E-newsletter of 4th July, we published results of the June 2015 formal review of the Cowes Breakwater Project and CHC’s decision, supported by the Harbour Advisory read more...

Celebrating 200 years of international yachting

A major highlight in the Cowes events calendar this year is the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta from 26th to 31st July, part of the Squadron’s celebrations to mark its bicentenary, read more...

Classic racing in Cowes

Entries are booming this year for Panerai British Classic Week (18th-25th July), which looks set to be an exciting regatta with many classic yachts coming from around the world to race in the Solent. A read more...

Etchells Invitational Regatta returns

Sailors from around the world will soon be gathering to compete in the second Etchells Invitational Regatta for the prestigious Gertrude Cup. Last year 11 countries were represented across 20 teams and a read more...

Cowes Breakwater special project review

The CHC Commissioners met on Friday, 3rd July for an Extraordinary Board Meeting to consider the formal Cowes Breakwater Project review that addressed the issues of changes in tidal flows and potential read more...

Sparkling conditions for Round the Island Race

The 2015 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race was described as “a truly sparkling day for family and professional sailors alike” with almost unbroken sun and a west southwesterly breeze of read more...

Cowes Harbour Commission staff to the rescue

On Friday, 18th June a kayaker capsized in the vicinity of the Cowes Chain Ferry into the strong ebb tide and was subsequently separated from his kayak and washed underneath Trinity Wharf just north of read more...

Cruise ships and Tall Ships come to Cowes

Cowes Harbour is ideally situated in the Solent and a popular port of call for cruise ship operators catering for northern European cruises. A sheltered anchorage in Cowes Roads offers ships ample read more...

Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week

The 2015 Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week (CCW) takes place from 20th - 24th July, the eighth year of this popular regatta for metre boats, Classic racing dayboats, one designs, and Old Gaffers. A read more...

Shepards Events Centre opens for RTI weekend

There’s great excitement at Shepards Wharf Marina as the newly refurbished Sugar Store Events Centre is about to open its doors for the Round the Island Race weekend offering live music, food and drink read more...

High speed catamaran building returns to the Isle of Wight

Cowes Harbour Commission has welcomed Red Funnel’s major announcement yesterday (Wednesday, 27th May) confirming that the company is bringing high speed ferry construction back to the UK with its new read more...

Annual Public Meeting report

On a warm and sunning May evening, Cowes Harbour Commission’s Annual Public Meeting saw very good attendance at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes with over 70 people turning out to listen to the Harbour read more...

Royal Yacht Squadron Fleet Review

This year the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) achieves its bicentenary and will be celebrating 200 years of yachting. There are two significant events planned during these celebrations, a Squadron Members’ read more...

Cowes Port Handbook out to tender

Cowes Harbour Commission is always looking for ways to improve its publications and therefore, as part of CHC’s ongoing strategic review, improvements to communications with harbour users and stakeholders read more...

New Chain Ferry and public consultancy on East Cowes Regeneration

As readers may already know, the Solent Gateways project announced last autumn, which is designed to improve connectivity between the Isle of Wight and Southampton, will also include funding to deliver a read more...

Developing young people

Apprenticeships are a valuable means of helping young people develop the skills and qualifications that are needed in the industry of their choice. Cowes Harbour Commission supports and is actively read more...

June events in Cowes

Despite the variable weather, the season is truly hotting up in Cowes and June will see a variety of exciting on-the-water events, not least amongst these the RYS Bicentennial Fleet Review on 5th June, read more...

Shepards-based J/70s train with National Champion

RTYC members assembled at Shepards Wharf Marina on a fine Saturday morning for a weekend of training on the new J/70s with Ruaridh Scott, J/70 National Champion leading the coaching, reports the Royal read more...

Agenda for Annual Public Meeting

CHC Chairman Roger Mathias and the Commissioners will be present at the Annual Public Meeting on 21st May, and would like to extend an invitation to all Cowes Harbour users and stakeholders to attend. At read more...




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